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Barcelona

May 2003

My colleague Athicha and I spent a week early in the summer exploring Barcelona and other nearby attractions in Catalonia, Spain.

Narrow street in Barcelona
Walking the narrow streets

Barcelona's Triumphal Arch
Barcelona's version of the Arc de Triomphe
(every European city's gotta have one)

Crowd of children in green baseball caps
Getting trampled by a thundering herd of green-capped kids

Flaming torches at building entrance
A perfectly ordinary building...
with flaming torches at night

Gaudi building
One of the famous Gaudí buildings
Old building with pillars and statues covered in graffiti
A presumably not-so-famous famous "Gaudy" building

Barcelona beach
Frank Gehry whale
One of Frank Gehry's fishy concoctions overlooks the beach.


Sagrada Familia Cathedral

Sagrada Familia cathedral with cranes
Cathedral exterior behind trees

Still under construction, but impressive nonetheless.
Designed by Gaudí, of course.

Incomplete walls
Front entrance
Gothic spires
Gothic archway detail
Gothic stained-glass windows

Parque Güell

Park Guell
A view of the park and its odd Gaudí spires
Cactus and Cathedral
The cathedral across the valley

Park Guell Platform
Staircase
Pillars
A raised platform on pillars, nice and cool underneath

Children around Gaudi lizard
Kids surrounding a colorful lizard
Gaudi building
Gaudí building and blurry pigeon
Windows
A peek out the window

Tree stump and pillars
Myself at Park Guell
Covered walkway with slanted pillars


Salvador Dalí Museum, Figueres

took a day trip out to nearby Figueres to see the Salvador Dalí museum,
which was designed by Dalí himself to showcase his art.

Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres

Courtyard
Golden statues

The museum's interior courtyard.

Dripping boat

Dali painting: reaching
Dali painting: chest with hole
Dali's wife

Downtown Figueres
Walking through Figueres near the museum...
Hotel Paris in Figueres
we ran across a rather cute hotel.



Bryan Ford Updated Wednesday, 23-Mar-2016 16:19:34 EDT